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Robert Wright

Date of Death: July 27, 2005 (90)

Birth Place: Daytona Beach, FL, USA

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[Broadway, 1946]



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Tony Awards - 1954 - Best Musical

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GRAND HOTEL Original Broadway Cast to Celebrate the Show's 35th Anniversary at 54 Below

54 BELOW will reunite the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award® winning musical Grand Hotel in honor of Tommy Tune’s 85th birthday on February 26 & 27 at 7pm & 9pm.

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Reveals 2023-2024 Season: SECRETS, LIES, AND CHAOS

After a momentous 50th anniversary season, MainStage Irving-Las Colinas has announced their 2023-2024 season entitled “Secrets, Lies, and Chaos.” The season will begin with a production of the play Tigers Be Still - MainStage's first produced show at their downtown Irving venue, MainStage 222 - and continue with five productions each running for three weekends at Irving Arts Center – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 39 Steps, Dear Brutus, Grand Hotel, the Musical, and The Children's Hour. 

The Elena Bennett and Fred Barton Song Salon Returns To Pangea

Elena Bennett and Fred Barton have announced the return of their long-hailed 'Bennett & Barton Song Salon,' in the front room of Pangea, on two Tuesdays, April 11 and April 18. The event will run for three hours on each night, between 8:30pm and 11:30pm. There is no cover or minimum.

Gettysburg Community Theatre Opens THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW LIVE 2ND EDITION

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the only year-round community theatre in Adams County, will present their production of The Carol Burnett Show LIVE on stage 2nd Edition September 9 & 16 at 7pm, September 10, 11, 17, & 18 at 2pm, and also streaming on demand any time September 23-25, 2022.

Review: GRAND HOTEL Seasons Melodrama with Melody at Front Porch Theatricals

The New Hazlett is the perfect place for this sophisticated, wildly ambitious, almost overstuffed, musical soap opera.

Musical Theatre Melodies to Celebrate Robert Wright & George Forrest's KEAN 60th Anniversary This Week

The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, November 2 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Robert Wright and George Forrest musical KEAN (from a play by Jean-Paul Sartre and the comedy by Alexandre Dumas).

Lonny Price Will Direct 'Re-Imagined' KISMET in Santa Barbara

According to an Equity casting notice, Lonny Price will direct a production of Kismet this October at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. With Broadway producer Ken Davenport attached as Executive Producer, the production will be presented in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Symphony and State Street Ballet.

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

Broadway Catch Up: September 29 - Chita Rivera, Sierra Boggess, Matthew Morrison, and More!

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Chita Rivera, Sierra Boggess, Matthew Morrison, and more!

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden Sing 'Stranger In Paradise'

Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden have come together virtually to share beautiful music with us all!

Broadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!

Today we rewind to 2018, when Encores brought Grand Hotel back to the stage. Originally produced under the title At the Grand (1958), with a score by Robert Wrightand George Forrest and book by Luther Davis, the production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune, with additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, for a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.

Front Porch Theatricals Reschedules A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and GRAND HOTEL to 2021

Front Porch Theatricals has rescheduled its two previously announced summer shows to 2021, due to the health crisis.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: May 16-17- with Tony Shalhoub, Andrew Barth Feldman and More!

This weekend (May 16-17) in live streaming: 54 Sings Grand Hotel, Chita returns to Stars in the House, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, May 15- with CATS, Next on Stage and More!

Today (May 15) in live streaming: Broadway's Next on Stage continues, ALW streams Cats and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 14- with Next on Stage, Josh Groban and More!

Today (May 14) in live streaming: Broadway's Next on Stage premieres, Josh Groban hosts movie night and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 13- with Derek Klena, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jennifer Simard and More!

Today (May 13) in live streaming: Ben Cameron counts down song about Spring, Laura Michelle Kelly sings Rodgers and Hammerstein and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 12- with James Snyder, Jeanna de Waal, Anika Noni Rose, and More!

Today (May 12) in live streaming: It's the Day of the Show Y'all with Spencer Glass, Ken Davenport chats with James Snyder and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, May 11- Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt and More!

Today (May 11) in live streaming: Join the BroadwayWorld Book club, JRB and Georgia Stitt visit Stars in the House and so much more!

WATCH: 54 Sings Grand Hotel on #54BelowAtHome at 6:30pm!

Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with 54 Sings Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert!

Laura Bell Bundy, Colton Ryan, Andy Karl, Orfeh and More Featured in Upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below Online Schedule

Feinstein's/54 Below has added shows to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.


Robert Wright has written 8 shows including Song of Norway (Composer), Gypsy Lady (Lyricist), Magdalena (Lyricist), Kismet (Lyricist), Kean (Composer), Anya (Composer), Timbuktu! (Composer), Grand Hotel (Composer).

Robert Wright has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. They were nominated for Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for their work on "Grand Hotel." They were also nominated for Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "Grand Hotel." Additionally, they received a nomination for Best Musical at the Tony Awards for their work on "Kismet."

Robert Wright has won the Best Musical award at the Tony Awards for the show Kismet.

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